The trauma and distress which accompanies family breakdown means that contact can often be an awkward, sad and sometimes distressing experience for adults and children alike.
We provide a safe environment for children to spend supervised time with a parent who no longer lives at home. We maintain a stance of impartiality when working with parents and other family members, and we maintain a strict code of confidentiality at all times.
Andover child contact centre offers supported contact. This means that the child and parent have quality time together. Staff and volunteers are around to help if necessary but there is no close observation. We try to make the Centre as friendly as possible and encourage families to develop mutual trust , so that in due course alternative arrangements can be considered.
Apart from attendance times and dates, no detailed report is made to other people such as solicitors and the Court, unless there is a risk of harm to the child, parent, or Centre worker.
The Andover Child Contact Centre is open from 10am to 12 noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is staffed by volunteers managed by the Centre Coordinator.
For more information about how to use the Centre please go to this page. www.andoverccc.org.uk/usingthecentre
Andover Child Contact Centre is a local member Centre of the National Association Child Contact Centres (NACCC).
NACCC has over 700 member or affiliated centres nationwide.
We aim to offer an equal service, regardless of race, skin colour, ethnic origin, cultural beliefs, nationality, gender, age, HIV/IDS, disability, sexual orientation or religion, and to anyone who is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable